This weekend we got the four raised vegetable garden beds accomplished and ready for planting seeds on the 9th and live plants on the 15th. They look good and a lot of work went into setting them up. We appreciate the help that was given. Many hands make a task easier.
Remember to bring your hand tools and gloves (marked with your names on them) as we will be setting bricks in the path to the porch and along the flower beds, planting new plants and moving older ones that need to go elsewhere and setting rocks in place for a rock garden.
You can open the front gates and drive through then close the gates after yourself as we will be starting work before the grounds open to visitors. You can find us in the front courtyard garden. I will bring a container of ice water so you can refill your bottles. Please bring a snack so you have something to eat when you run out of energy.
It has been a lot of fun working there with everyone. Last week a granddaughter of the Riordans, and who was raised in the right hand part of the house, was there and thanked us for all the work we have been doing in the gardens. She liked it as do the other volunteers and staff that work there and even visitor have stated their pleasure of the the looks of what we have done. We also get gardening questions from some visitors.
Any questions about the work at the Riordan or the scheduled work days please call or e-mail Dave or me at (Dave: 699-3331 -firstname.lastname@example.org) OR (Charlotte 213-0187 - email@example.com). Hope to see you there. Charlotte & Dave
June 9, 15, 23, July 7, 21, August 3,11,18 9:30 to 1:30
We will schedule September/October general fall clean up of the grounds towards the middle to end of September to cut dying plants back, get the leaves off the grass and pine needles away from the area around the house.